A Horse Walks Into a Painting:
A Selection of Works by David Humphrey
Curated by Linda Norden
Jan. 16 - Feb. 19, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION - Jan. 16, 7-10pm
LECTURE - Wednesday, Jan. 15, 6pm @ UF School of Art & Art History
Gallery Protocol is pleased to announce A Horse Walks into a Painting, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by New York artist and Senior Critic at the Yale School of Art, David Humphrey. The exhibition is curated by Linda Norden, former director of the CUNY Graduate Center’s James Gallery and curator of contemporary art at Harvard Art Museums. The exhibition runs January 16 - February 19, 2014. David Humphrey will present a lecture at the University of Florida’s School of Art and Art History (location TBA) on Jan. 15 at 6:00pm. A reception for the exhibition will be held Jan. 16 at Gallery Protocol, from 7 - 10pm.
Humphrey’s work is a heterogeneous mash-up of painting styles and modes of representation. His works attempt to perform what might be called a humanized or personal post-modernism: “It began when post modernism was emerging, when the impulse to break conventional pictorial language apart or mix it up was very pervasive... But I imagined it possible to perform those detached operations with a humanist language.” (David Humphrey with Phong Bui, Phong Bui, The Brooklyn Rail, Nov. 6, 2012). Humphrey’s paintings continue to present a rowdy, playful, and sometimes poignant cocktail of both formal and human relationships. His delicate sense for color and composition and trademark sense of humor are used to soften and disarm the otherwise jarring effect of the brash and bawdy pictorial and psychological content of his work.